Capello targets World Cup Final

Fabio Capello believes England have a genuine chance of reaching the World Cup Final in South Africa after claiming he has some of the best players in the world at his disposal.

Capello has given a ringing endorsement to the likes of Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand ahead of the tournament.

"I think you will find a lot of good players, fantastic players at the World Cup, but I am really lucky with my players," declared the Italian.

"I am really happy with the team and the players that I have to choose from.

"Why can't we win the World Cup? My target is to play the final because I think our team is very good.

"Always we have to improve, but I think if all the players are fit for the World Cup, we can beat all the teams."

England have been drawn in Group C alongside USA, Algeria and Slovenia for the tournament which begins on June 11.

Meanwhile, Capello is confident of managing the recovery period of players who will arrive for international duty jaded by a lengthy domestic season.

He added:"At the end of the season the players are not the same as they are at the start.

"In the Champions League, German teams were not good at the beginning of the season but in the spring they really began to play, because during the winter the Bundesliga stopped for one month.

"The players recovered their focus and this is really good for them.

"The English players will arrive a bit tired but I think in one month, with the doctors and the training, we will be fit for the start of the World Cup."

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